Tutima has always had a strong passion for tool watches. Whether in the sky or exploring the depths of the ocean, the brand has made watches for the people pushing limits in challenging environments. With the M2 Seven Seas S released last year, the brand expanded their catalog in the most desirable way.
One of the key elements of these timepieces is their moderate diameter of 40mm. Tutima itself would call this diameter midsize, and while compared to the rest of the M2 Seven Seas collection this may be quite right, I would refer to it instead as the perfect size. Especially if you have a preference of wearing your watch over the cuff, this new M2 Seven Seas S hits the sweet spot, as it is quite wearable in everyday life without losing any of its charisma.
As a true tool watch, the M2 Seven Seas S is a very competent timepiece boasting a beautifully crafted unidirectional bezel and an impressive 50 ATM water resistance. The screw-down crown is nested safely between solid crown guards, next to a dial that is a mix of beauty and legibility. The sapphire crystal is 2.5mm thick and has an antireflective coating for better visibility of the dial under challenging circumstances. Luminescent hands and hour markers ensure that even in low-light conditions, the time can be read at a glance.
Tutima opts for a dégradé effect on the dial, which is available in either red or blue. The blue iteration is a watch that doesn’t hide its maritime roots, while the burgundy red is revealing of the brand design code, which often favors the rich hue. Both versions come on Tutima’s signature style stainless steel bracelet, which is still one of the most comfortable in the industry. An additional option for the red dial version of the M2 Seven Seas S is a strap made of leather, that is treated to make it water-resistant. For extra wearing comfort it has also been given a lining made of rubber.
The M2 Seven Seas S is powered by caliber 330, based on the reliable ETA 2824. This is a robust and reliable performer, with the only downside being that the power reserve is a bit modest, offering only 38 hours.
It is fitted with a custom oscillating weight with a gold Tutuma seal in it. Not that you will get to enjoy this, as the M2 Seven Seas S has a closed caseback with an attractive image of a boat on it. Some might prefer a sapphire insert, but in particular with diving watches I feel that it makes much more sense to have a closed caseback.
Each version of the M2 Seven Seas S retails for $2,350 on a steel bracelet and $1,980 on a leather and rubber strap.
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